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27 Mar 2017

Cong cancels poll rally after protest over militants’ killing

27 Mar 2017 | 3:32 PM

SRINAGAR: Congress candidate for bypoll to Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency G A Mir on Monday cancelled his election meetings scheduled to be held in Pulwama following protests in the south Kashmir district over the killing of two militants in an encounter with security forces on Sunday.

Madhav, Mehbooba hold talks on seat-sharing in council polls

27 Mar 2017 | 12:34 AM

JAMMU: With just two days left for filing nominations papers for the elections to six Legislative Council seats, suspense continues over the names of coalition candidates.

Hectic lobbying in Cong for Legislative Council elections

27 Mar 2017 | 12:34 AM

JAMMU: Although chances of the Congress to retain even a single Legislative Council seat are not so bright, over a dozen party leaders have staked their claims on a seat reserved for Jammu province.

PDP has lost trust of people, claims Cong

27 Mar 2017 | 12:34 AM

SRINAGAR: J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president GA Mir today claimed that the ruling PDP had lost the “people’s trust in true sense” and urged the people to defeat the “divisive politics of exploitation” of the ruling dispensation.

Growth pushed to back-burner:NC

27 Mar 2017 | 12:34 AM

SRINAGAR: The National Conference (NC) today alleged that the state’s PDP-BJP coalition government has pushed the development to ‘back-burner” and unleashed an era of “unprecedented spree of arrests.

26 Mar 2017

CEO reviews poll preparedness for Srinagar LSconstituency

26 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

SRINAGAR: Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shantmanu today reviewed poll preparedness for the Srinagar parliamentary constituency at a meeting in Budgam district.

Byelections a fight for secularism: Farooq

26 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

SRINAGAR: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah today termed the upcoming byelections in the Kashmir valley as a fight for the “survival of secularism” as he addressed a rally in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

25 Mar 2017

Coalition backing bypoll boycott, says Congress

25 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

JAMMU: Even as separatists have intensified campaign to prevent people from casting votes in the forthcoming byelections to two Lok Sabha seats in the Kashmir valley, the Congress today pointed finger of suspicion at the PDP-BJP government for clandestinely supporting the anti-poll campaign to ensure low turnout.

Farooq, Nazir among 9 in fray for Srinagar seat

25 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

SRINAGAR: All nine candidates, including NC-Congress contestant Farooq Abdullah and PDP’s Nazir Ahmad Khan, whose papers were found valid after the scrutiny on Wednesday, are in the fray for the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat.

24 Mar 2017

Nazir, Farooq’s nominations found valid

24 Mar 2017 | 12:33 AM

Srinagar: While the last date for the withdrawal of candidature for the Srinagar parliamentary constituency is on Friday, the nominations of the nine candidates were found valid by the Returning Officer on the date for scrutiny on Wednesday.

Politicians raking up emotive issues to garner votes: Gupta

24 Mar 2017 | 12:33 AM

JAMMU: Former Union Minister Chaman Lal Gupta has regretted that in the ongoing campaigning for the bypolls to the two Lok Sabha seats in the Valley, senior politicians are raking up highly emotive issues like communalism and trying to mislead electorates to garner votes.

Abolish M-form for migrant voters: Former MLC to EC

24 Mar 2017 | 12:33 AM

JAMMU: National Conference (NC) leader and former MLC Vijay Bakaya on Thursday expressed dismay over the inaction by the Election Commission (EC) with regard to repeated pleas of dispensing with M-Form for migrant voters in Jammu and elsewhere in the country for exercising their democratic right.

23 Mar 2017

Tassaduq, Mir file nominations for Anantnag constituency

23 Mar 2017 | 12:36 AM

ANANTNAG: As Tassaduq Hussain Mufti, brother of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, and state Congress president Ghulam Ahmed Mir today filed nominations for the byelection to the Anantnag parliamentary constituency, the high-profile candidates failed to bring any election fervour in the restive region hit by protests and surge of militancy for the past few years.

BJP leaders to brief high command on functioning of party ministers

23 Mar 2017 | 12:36 AM

JAMMU: Amid reports that the BJP central leadership is not happy with the performance of party ministers in the coalition government, the visit of two senior leaders to Delhi for meetings with the high command has raised many eyebrows.

CM: Vote for PDP to ensure state’s all-round development

23 Mar 2017 | 12:36 AM

SRINAGAR: PDP president and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti kick started her party’s campaign for the Srinagar Parliamentary constituency today.

Farooq calls for unity against communal elements

23 Mar 2017 | 12:36 AM

SRINAGAR: National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah today called for a “united front to foil the machinations of communal and divisive elements”.